Your Estate Lawyers in Guelph
The estate lawyers at Jackman & Rowles Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Public help individuals and families in Guelph simplify the legal matters related to living wills, wills, estates and powers of attorney. When you meet with us we'll discuss your personal situation, field your questions and provide sound legal advice. We then draft the appropriate documents in accordance with your wishes.
Intestate Succession – Dying Without a Will
The Succession Law Reform Act dictates how your estate will be distributed in the event you die without a will:
- Survived by spouse – Spouse receives the complete estate.
- Survived by spouse and one child – Spouse receives the first $200,000. The remainder is equally divided between spouse and child.
- Survived by spouse and children – Spouse receives the first $200,000. The remainder is equally divided between spouse and children.
- No spouse and no children – If you leave no spouse or children, your estate passes to your next of kin, as determined by the “degrees of consanguinity” (relationship) under the Succession Law Reform Act.
Chances are the Succession Law Reform Act will leave your estate tangled in a legal mess, delay settlement for all parties and bring about significant difficulties if not hardship. Jackman & Rowles Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Public in Guelph will help protect your estate — contact us today for more information.